Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thursday's Connections Abound

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point to Lost and Found is to level the support playing field. When LFCA works correctly, the newest blogger with the smallest readership can receive the same level of support as the oldest blogger with the largest readership. Anyone can submit news to LFCA by clicking here.

Lost and Found is open to anyone in the
infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, pregnancy-and-parenting after infertility, assisted conception, living child-free after infertility or loss community (as well as anyone I inadvertently missed on that list). Please support the list as well as anyone posting announcements below.

Connections Abound

  • Vote: I'm a finalist for best medical/health blog for the Weblog Awards. I need your help to win (see, this is LFCA which is all about giving support. Pleeeease give me support, pleeeeease). Please click here and then click Stirrup Queens and then come back and read the rest of the LFCA. Spread the word by posting this message on your blog, emailing it out to friends, Twittering it, or sticking it on Facebook. You can vote once a day. Please, for the love of G-d, it's two clicks! I'm taking a one-week hiatus from the Kirtsy'd pick-o-the-day. It will return next Tuesday.
  • This is the 300th issue of the Lost & Found. I considered doing something like "day without LFCA" to drive home the importance of community would mean people with updates wouldn't get them uploaded for an extra day so that didn't make a lot of sense. Instead, I ask you to pick as many blurbs off the list and go over to give support or congratulations.
  • Creme de la Creme: The Creme de la Creme list was posted. I continue to add to it daily and update the date/time link on the right sidebar whenever there has been a change.
  • Bridges continues to post and it continues to be an amazing resource for insight into a multitude of worlds. And I'm not just saying that because I work on it.
  • If you notice another loading slow down or receive error messages for Stirrup Queens or Lost and Found, please let me know. Now I'm nervous every time I add anything to the side bar!
NEW BLOGS (started in December 2008 or January 2009)
  • None Today. Adding a lot more tomorrow.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES (celebrate your birthday or blogoversary with the community. Send me date at any point and I'll post them on the correct day)
  • Jenn and Heidi at Thinking Miracles are celebrating their sixth anniversary on January 11th...come celebrate with them.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • On Sunday, Thinking Miracles will be remembering the loss of Blue. Please go give them a hug.
  • None Today.
MISCELLANEOUS SUPPORT AND CELEBRATIONS (scary scans, anxious waits, OHSS, and a host of other reasons why these bloggers could use some additional support right now. Also, celebratory retrievals, transfers, and other good news)
  • Pieces of Me is in the TWW after a 2 day transfer from IVF #5. She's feeling frustrated and like she doesn't have a lot of hope at this point. She could use some hugs.
  • Angry IF's 7th IUI is yielding negatives at 12dpo. She's ready to move on to IVF. Give her some love through the rest of this cycle.
  • An Offering of Hope had a very helpful post about what she was sent in a care package after her m/c. Others may be able to get good ideas from this post.
  • Stop the World I Want to Get Off took a hiatus when found out about thyroid cancer back in May 08- but is back TTC again, and blogging again.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Dee remains on bedrest after Pprom at 13 weeks. She is now 24 weeks and has been moved to the hospital for bedrest for the remainder of the pregnancy.
  • Elana had the cerclage and is now at home on modified bed rest.
  • Heather is on bedrest for the foreseeable future after having a cerclage put in. Sweetpea is still doing great!
  • Ange is back home after being in the hospital after some bleeding. She is on bedrest for the time being.
  • Jen and CJ at Onwards! just found out they're having fraternal twins after their first dIUI cycle. Go over and wish them well.
  • Joonie had a great anatomy scan!
  • Jenny From The infertility Block is 8 weeks pregnant after at FET cycle! Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • A safe arrival--Niobe's surrogate gave birth and all are doing well. Go wish Niobe congratulations.
  • UnSimple Procreation is going in to begin an induction this evening. Go wish her good luck.
Read and Support


Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Happy 300th! Wowie zowie, Mel.

HereWeGoAJen said...

Thank you, Mel, for loving us all 300 times!

And when I voted for you today, you had 999 votes!

Stacey said...

Wow! 300! That's great. I was just remarking to my husband this morning how awesome I think you are for bringing this community together. Thank you!

P.S. I've been voting daily!

areyoukiddingme said...

300 is incredible.

I've been voting for you twice daily (don't ask me how - I'm from Chicago and I know these things) and you're pulling ahead again!

Cara said...

300? bless you and your committment to this community!

astral said...

Happy 300th to you Mel!! Thank you for all that you do :-)

Hillary said...

Congrats and thank you for making it to 300!!


Hi Mel,

Thanks for sending me support.
You're an angel.